Binational Independent Film Festival

Festival Films & Documentaries

Festival Films

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The Virus – El Virus

The Virus follows a group of film students who find a top secret test facility hidden in the wilderness. Unknown to them, the hospital was ground zero for a large-scale test of a truth serum based ten years earlier; a test that went disastrously wrong. Now infected with the deadly virus, the students fight against time, guards, each other and an inability to lie to find the truth.

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Los Crímenes del Mar del Norte – The North Sea Crimes

Jorge, a student of chemistry and boyfriend of Paquita, narrates the crimes of Goyo, his classmate in 1942. Goyo has a relationship with Chela, also a student, but at night he strangles prostitutes. Jorge and Paquita break their love story when a policewoman finds the bodies in the laboratory garden.

Documentaries

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Art of Directing: John Huston – John Huston: el arte de dirigir

An eccentric rebel of epic proportions, this Hollywood titan reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. The ten-time Oscar-nominated legend answers questions like, “What is cinema?” as he reveals his thought processes in making great movie’s out of great novels, which happen to include: Moby Dick, The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Red Badge of Courage, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, The Man Who Would be King, even Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana. Emmy and Peabody award winning director/editor Allan Holzman interweaves Huston’s bold and daring movie gems of Mr. Huston’s masterful work with the master’s wisdom.

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GUERRERO tells the story of Coni, Juan and Mario, three activists that are ready to sacrifice themselves in their struggle against impunity.

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Etiqueta NO rigurosa – Etiquette: NOT required

Víctor and Fernando are stylists in the city of Mexicali, where they attend to the city’s high society. They decided to marry and become the first gay couple in the state to do so, fighting for their rights in a place filled with homophobia and inequality. Their case went all the way up to the Mexican Supreme Court, and even then the denials continued.

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Me Llamaban King Tiger – They called me: King Tiger

June 1967: the Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, court was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader Reies López Tijerina. The result of such bold action was the greatest human hunt in the recent history of the United States. Tijerina managed to survive the prison, a psychiatric hospital, and several assassination attempts. The Chicano movement vanished, and everyone thought the same of Tijerina. People talk about him as a saint, an enlightened man, a man who used violence in search of a just cause. They called him King Tiger; however, King Tiger is alive and wants to tell his story.